Posts Tagged ‘Child Photography’

Family session (with a surprise!)

January 26th, 2015

I love this family. So far, I’ve photographed Jhanna & Ryan more than any other family (outside my own ;). When Jhanna called me to schedule this session, she said she had to tell me a few details. Her in-laws were here from out of town and they wanted to get pictures with everyone while […]

 

I love this family. So far, I’ve photographed Jhanna & Ryan more than any other family (outside my own ;). When Jhanna called me to schedule this session, she said she had to tell me a few details. Her in-laws were here from out of town and they wanted to get pictures with everyone while they were here, including her brother and sister-in-law. And she said that they would be surprising their family with some news. Great! I love photographing surprises.

outdoor family pictures

Then, her sister-in-law Kaila called me and said that THEY would be surprising the family with some news too!

Oh boy! This was getting complicated!

But we worked out a plan, and pulled it off. This is definitely one of my favorite moments I’ve photographed so far!

First… Jhanna and Ryan told his parents they were expecting baby #2.

pregnancy announcement photography

We let that sink in… Kaila was a little excited…

professional photography of surprise

Then she said they were expecting too!

surprise pregnancy announcement pictures

I think mom wanted to be mad at her sons for keeping the secret… but she was just too happy.

loving family pictures

outdoor couples picture

professional picture we're pregnant

 

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Aletha – One Year

March 1st, 2014

This is an older session, but I had to share these cute images from this family session!

 

This is an older session, but I had to share these cute images from this family session!frog wall with family

casual family session

baby smirk

family pictures under oak tree

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Print Sale!

September 24th, 2013

My online galleries finally have a shiny new look!  Go check them out here. To celebrate, I’m having a sale! I don’t do sales very often, but for a limited time everything is 20% off, including all client online galleries! If you’ve ever been in front of my lens go visit your gallery at www.dawnmckinstry.smugmug.com to view […]

 

My online galleries finally have a shiny new look!  Go check them out here. To celebrate, I’m having a sale! I don’t do sales very often, but for a limited time everything is 20% off, including all client online galleries! If you’ve ever been in front of my lens go visit your gallery at www.dawnmckinstry.smugmug.com to view and order prints, downloads, and products for 20% off!  And feel free to forward this to friends and family, prints make great holiday gifts.  ;)

Don’t miss this sale!

 

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Sauls-Wilson Family Session

August 24th, 2012

A few months ago I received a call from Megan.  We had never met, but she was friends of former clients and raved about my work and their recommendations of me.  She explained that she was from Anthony, a small town outside Ocala, but didn’t live in the state anymore.  She would be back in […]

 

A few months ago I received a call from Megan.  We had never met, but she was friends of former clients and raved about my work and their recommendations of me.  She explained that she was from Anthony, a small town outside Ocala, but didn’t live in the state anymore.  She would be back in town for a quick visit, and wanted a family session with five generations of women born and raised in that area.

So on a rainy Fourth of July, I headed down to Anthony.  As I got closer and closer, the skies grew darker and darker.  By the time I arrived to meet the Megan & her family, it was a full-on monsoon.  Not good!  Three of the family members were from out of town and  were flying home early the next morning; it was now or never.  So we all stood in their dining room, looked at the radar, and formulated a plan.  We were going to outrun the rain.

Now, let me pause for a moment to make a point – something I rarely do here.  I prefer to let my images speak for me. But… this is why you hire a professional.  Yes, camera technology has advanced to the point in recent years where most people can purchase a “fancy camera” and do it themselves.  But it takes the knowledge, skill, and professionalism to know how to use that camera and handle whatever is thrown at you to make any situation work.

As we drove down backroads, making random turns, only looking at the sky, I had to think on the fly to find a location and situation that would work for the family to produce the images they expected when they hired me.  All while beating the setting sun.

I think I can say that we made it work.  And I am thankful every time my clients put their full trust in me and my work.  See the result for yourself…

Family Photography Session

Five Generations…

five generations of women portrait session

baby, mom, and great great grandmother photography session

family photography

family portrait session

natural family photography session

garden dedicated to baby

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Jodi – Maternity Photography

January 3rd, 2012

Jodi and James welcomed Ava Marie into the world over the weekend!  She arrived New Year’s Eve and was the last baby born in 2011 in that hospital.  I’m so honored to have been there to photograph the birth and help welcome her into the world.  I wanted to share a few of my favorites […]

 

Jodi and James welcomed Ava Marie into the world over the weekend!  She arrived New Year’s Eve and was the last baby born in 2011 in that hospital.  I’m so honored to have been there to photograph the birth and help welcome her into the world.  I wanted to share a few of my favorites from her maternity session from a few weeks ago.  :)

husband and wife maternity session

maternity in grey dress

maternity session in long dress

maternity pictures near cypress and river

maternity silhouette

maternity portrait standing in water

maternity session in trees

And here’s one of my favorite mini human:

birth photography